Ministry of Civil Aviation

35 DGCA APPROVED FTOs IN INDIA OPERATING AT 53 BASES


15% OF PILOTS IN INDIA ARE WOMEN WHICH IS ALMOST THREE TIMES THE GLOBAL AVERAGE

Posted On: 23 MAR 2023 4:00PM by PIB Delhi

Currently, there are 67 Foreign Aircrew Temporary Authorization (FATA) holders in India. List of operator-wise FATA holders is at Annexure.

As per data received from various Indian scheduled airlines, a total of 244 pilots have been recruited in the year 2021.

As per Industry projections there may be a need for 1000 pilots per annum in India over the next five years. The annual requirement of commercial pilots depends upon various factors such as financial health of an airline, airline expansion plan and growth in the aviation sector.

As on 01.03.2023, a total of 15,896 regular officials are employed in Airports Authority of India (AAI) posted across various airports/stations. All AAI employees are Indian nationals.

As per Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), there are approximately 10,000 pilots including 67 foreign nationals employed with various airlines of India.

There are 35 DGCA approved FTOs in India operating at 53 bases.

Currently, there is no special programme in the Government to encourage pilot training for women and backward classes including SCs/STs.

However, 15% of pilots in India are women which is almost three times the global average of 5%.

 

 

ANNEXURE

 

Operator

Type of Aircraft

NO. OF FATA EMPLOYED

INDIGO

ATR-72-600

04

ALLIANCE AIR

ATR-72-600

15

VISTARA

B 787

01

HIMALAYAN HELI

AS-350 B3

01

BIG CHARTERS

ATR-72-500

08

DHILLON AVIATION

BELL 206 L4

03

ZOOM AIR

CRJ 200

01

STAR AIR

EMB 145 LR

05

MYTRI AVIATION

EMBRAER 195

01

AIR CHARTER

FALCON 7X

02

SKY ONE

Ml 172

02

INDO PACIFIC

BD-700

01

THEIRVENI EARTH MOVERS

PILATUS PC12

01

GLOBAL VECTRA

AS350

03

PINNACLE

BELL 407

02

OSS MANAGEMENT

AUGUSTA-109-C

01

VSR

LEARJET 45

02

E-FACTOR

HOT AIR BALLON

03

ARROW AIRCRAFT

AS350B3

02

RELIANCE COMMERICAL

G7500

03

MAHINDRA

LR60XR

01

THUMBY AVIATION

AS350B3E

01

IRM

G-550

04

TOTAL

 

67

Source: - Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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